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Kicking A Chemical Out Of Cans

Tomatoes are posing a problem for a BPA-free lining - they are so acidic they can eat through it (Photo by Scott Bauer, courtesy of the USDA)

More than a hundred studies have linked a chemical in plastic to health problems. Things like breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes, and early puberty. This chemical, bisphenol-A or BPA, is used to coat the inside of baby formula cans and almost all food and soda cans. Rebecca Williams visits one company thatís found a safer can:

More about Eden Foodsí alternative can

North American Metal Packaging Alliance

A related article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Producer: Rebecca Williams
Release Date: March 16, 2009
Running Time: 3:26

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